The 4th of July is a major holiday for my family. Our lake neighborhood throws a huge party that we are very involved in and my friend, Marine, hosts a pool party that we always attend. This means that Luna gets left at home for most of the weekend. We know it's not fun for her, but it keeps her safe and out of trouble.
While she didn't get to come to the lake party (not an ideal location for dogs) she did join us for the pool party. Luna did great visiting with all the guests, exploring the fenced back yard, and staying cool under the trees. I did get her to stick her feet in the water to help cool her off, but she wasn't interested in swimming and I wasn't interested in teaching her. She did enjoy watching the pool cleaner travel back and forth on the bottom of the pool. A few times I was a little worried she might try to jump in, but she stayed on the edge and just watched with her ears up.
After the pool party, we brought Luna home, fed her, and then left her in the crate while we went to see fireworks with Mike's family. We have never exposed Luna to fireworks. We can't see how she would get any enjoyment out of being in a strange environment with loud explosions overhead. For her safety and our sanity we always leave her at home when we are going to watch fireworks.
We had a great 4th of July weekend and we are proud that Luna did so well at the house. She will definitely be rewarded for her good behavior.